Top Restaurant on TripAdvisor Was Just Some Guy's Shed

For a brief shining moment in November, the best restaurant in London, as rated by TripAdvisor, featured TV dinners, live chickens, and a DJ playing kitchen noises in lieu of an actual kitchen. 

Oobah Butler used to be paid by restaurants to leave good reviews on TripAdvisor without actually visiting the restaurants or eating their food. 

That got Butler to wondering: If the reviews were fake, could the restaurants be fake too? "One day, sitting in the shed I live in, I had a revelation: within the current climate of misinformation, and society's willingness to believe absolute bullshit, maybe a fake restaurant is possible," Butler writes in Vice for a hilarious look at how he turned his shed into London's top-rated restaurant in just six months.

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